Tag Archives: cesarean section

A Challenge for Birth Activists

Jill Arnold has created an amazing website filled with all the data a birth activist could dream of on her newest website: cesareanrates.com I’m challenging you to get the word out locally, be that state wide or city or regional, … Continue reading

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Take Responsibility

Liberal news magazine The Nation ran an article on “Ten Things You Can Do to Improve Your Healthcare” by Donna Brook, poet and associate editor of Hanging Loose Press.  Her “ten items focus on prevention, the key to saving money … Continue reading

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Cesarean Recovery

With the number of cesarean sections increasing in our country annually, many women do not really understand or know that recovering from a cesarean section is much different from a vaginal delivery. After my first cesarean section I learned this the hard way and wish I had a couple tips on making recovery more bearable. But we often forget that the recovery after a cesarean birth is not just physical, but it is also emotional for a large portion of cesarean section mothers. Continue reading

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The Infamous Cascade Chart

Be empowered by your birth, no matter how you birth!
If it is a bad experience, help to educate others so they do not go through what you did, so they can avoid the pain or heartache you have dealt with! Continue reading

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